We are thrilled to be partnering with A Long Walk Home this spring.
A Long Walk Home is a Chicago based non-profit with an international reach. Founded in 2003, ALWH uses art to empower and mobilize young people to end violence against women and girls. ALWH’s two major programs are Story of A Rape Survivor(SOARS) and Girl/Friends. SOARS is a multimedia performance that tells one woman’s story from a rape victim to rape survivor featuring an all black women cast. Girl/Friends is a one-year artist-activist program that empowers girls of color in Chicago to advocate for gender and racial equity, not only in their schools and communities, but the world at-large. This spring, Girl/Friends will be traveling to Nepal to provide their first international workshop on consent.
A Long Walk Home is also responsible for Got Consent? t-shirts, supporting the Girl/Friends Leadership Institute and the #MuteRKelly campaign, ensuring that Black girls and women remain seen and heard in the #MeToo movement. They have recently partnered with the Minnesota Indian Women’s coalition in support and solidarity as Black and Indigenous girls experience disproportionate violence, something most often ignored by mainstream media.